Student Research

Research Travel Resources

UMKCRA Award for Student Scholarship in Aging

The UMKC Retirees’ Association is seeking applicants for a student scholarship in aging to begin in the Fall Semester, 2022.  Students may be undergraduate or graduate and from any unit within UMKC.  Funds can be used to support research activities, scholarly activities or projects, community service or presentations, workshops, research or master classes related to the applicant’s discipline, so as long as there is a gerontology/geriatrics dimension.

Applications must be submitted no later than February 25, 2022. Email Laura Rupp at: for application material.


Ida Bamberger Memorial Research Travel Award Request

Financial support is available for UMKC medical students presenting their research at national conferences through the Ida Bamberger Memorial Research Endowment. The request form and all supplemental information is to be submitted at least 30 days in advance of travel.  Awards typically range between $300-$500 per request, and if more than 1 student is presenting the research, the award will be split among the students presenting. Each student is allowed to receive funding for no more than 1 trip per year and no more than 2 trips during their medical school career. Students must be in good academic and professional standing to be eligible for the award.


UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women currently enrolled in graduate programs or women first professional students in the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy. The fund is focused on the dimension beyond the classroom and thus does not fund tuition and textbooks. The funds are designed to assist with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees, to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom along with enriching and encouraging educational experiences. A maximum of $2,000 may be requested. Please keep in mind, the average GAF award is closer to $1,000.

Deadline for submission is typically in November.


APS Excellence in Professional Student (MD or DO) Research Travel Awards

Provides funds for MD or DO students to attend, present their research, and participate fully in the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. To be considered for the award, the candidate must be enrolled as either an MD or DO student (NOT MD/PhD), be the first author on a submitted abstract to an APS session for the EB meeting, and be working with an APS member. The applicant does not need to be an APS member at the time of application.

Application deadline: Check website for detail


UMKC Rural and Tribal Research Award

Thank you for your interest in UMKC’s Rural and Tribal Research Award funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This award is part of UMKC’s rural medical education program funded in part by HRSA to support medical student training and development for students with a goal to practice in rural, under-served/under resourced, and tribal areas. If you have a research project focused on rural or tribal health, please complete the UMKC Rural and Tribal Research Award Application to apply for a research stipend.

The award will allow for reimbursement for travel to a conference or related research project needs. Awards will be based on how closely the student application and research project match with the goals of the UMKC program and HRSA grant. If you have previously received an award, a second award will be considered on a case-by-case basis.